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Short History of TANGO

Short History of TANGO

We explain how the tango started in the slums and went on to conquer the world. No doubt you’ve seen a tango in the movies – or maybe even danced one yourself. These days it’s one of the most popular dances in the world, celebrated for its fire and its passion. But where does the …

The ballet that incited a riot – Iseult Gillespie

The ballet that incited a riot – Iseult Gillespie

We typically think of ballet as harmonious, graceful and polished– hardly features that would trigger a riot. But at the first performance of Igor Stravinsky’s “The Rite of Spring,” audience members were so outraged that they drowned out the orchestra. Accounts of the event include people hurling objects at the stage, challenging each other to …

The World’s First Monster Truck Kids Team

The World’s First Monster Truck Kids Team

COMM: This is Team Kid KJ – the world’s first ever monster trucks team made up entirely of pre-teens and teenagers. COMM: Formed in 2010, the team is the brainchild of owner and founder Tod Weston and is named after his son, KJ, who was the first member of the team at the tender age …

How to Do Narration

How to Do Narration

Let’s walk through a narration lesson. I’m Sonya Shafer with Simply Charlotte Mason. Let’s walk through a foundational method used in many Charlotte Mason-style lessons: narration. You will be using this method for history, geography, Bible, science, and other subjects, so let’s make sure you understand it and feel confident using it. (slide) Really all …

Campagne de Bastogne – 1944

Campagne de Bastogne – 1944

History of Bastogne battle On December 16, 1944, Hitler launched Operation “Wacht am Rhein” and attacked by surprise in the Belgian Ardennes. By pushing back the conscription from 16 to 60 years for men, he managed to build 25 new Volksgrenadier divisions, and amassed 240,000 men and 500 tanks, including the new Tiger II to …